Trooper Chris Cain speaks with 22 year old Ryanna Thompson, of Livingston. Thompson fell asleep at the wheel and drifted into oncoming traffic causing a collision with another vehicle.
Driver Falls Asleep, Drifts Into Oncoming Traffic, SODA, October 19, 2016 - At approximately 10:05 am on October 19, 2016, a red 2008 Chevy Impala, driven by Ryanna Thompson, 22, of Livingston, was east-bound on US-190 East. According to Thompson, she fell asleep at the wheel. Thompson's vehicle drifted across the center line into oncoming traffic where she had a glancing collision with a red 2014 Ford Edge driven by Myra Gail Husband, 69, of Woodville. Husband's vehicle came to rest on the shoulder of the west-bound lanes while Thompson's vehicle came to rest in the grass a short distance east of Husband's vehicle. Allegiance Ambulance Service was dispatched to the scene along with Deputies from the Polk County Sheriff's Office and Corporal Ramey Bass, and Troopers Zach Lenderman, Kyle Daniel and Chris Cain all with the Texas Highway Patrol. Husband was loaded into an ambulance and transported to CHI Livingston Memorial Hospital with undisclosed injuries. Thompson was physically okay. Traffic on the west-bound side of 190 was partially blocked during investigation and cleanup. Thompson was cited for no driver's license. A rollback wrecker from Ken's Towingrecovered both vehicles. Thompson's vehicle will be stored at Pollock's Body Shop in Livingston while Husband's vehicle will be stored at Harrison Body Shop in Livingston.
69 year old Myra Gail Husband, of Woodville, was west-bound when Thompson drifted into her lane. The vehicles nearly had a head on collision, but instead had a glancing collision on both vehicles driver's sides.
Corporal Ramey Bass with the Texas Highway Patrol is the accident investigator.
The collision ripped Thompson's front passenger's side wheel off of her vehicle.
Both vehicles were recovered by Ken's Towing.
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